WITH THE UNIONS: AFL-CIO Hosts Leadership Conference

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More than 140 locals affiliated with the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO will gather at its 11th annual Leadership Conference  in Atlantic City, Feb. 2-4 at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel.

President Pat Eiding said there is a variety of sponsorships available, including hosting a cocktail reception, super bowl party, dinner, lunch, continental breakfast or setting up an exhibit. The fee for an exhibit table is $1000.00 which includes all of your meals, a draped table, and chairs which are provided. The cost of the social functions varies in price.

Sponsors are invited to participate in a raffle to be held on Feb 3rd Dinner session of the conference.

For accommodation purposes, a block of rooms have been reserved for the nights of February 3rd and February 4th. Reservations can be made online http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/aflcio2014 or you may contact the hotel directly at 1-888-627-7212 and identify yourself as a member of “The 2014 Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO Leadership group” to receive the negotiated rates. Reserving a room at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel does not automatically register you for the leadership conference. All participants must register individually.  Fr further information, contact Joni Bernard at 215-665-9800 ext. 206.

FOP Lodge 5 And Auxiliary Offers Museum Tickets

President John McNesby, Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, and the FOP Lodge 5 Auxiliary this week announced  the 6th Annual COATS FOR KIDS sponsored by Lodge 5 and the Lodge 5 Auxiliary, which has been extended to end of November, has partnered with the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, located at 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, to offer free admissions to the always interesting Mütter Museum, for a donation of New coats and hats and gloves.

The Offer is : 1 NEW coat donated= 2 free admissions; and a NEW hat and gloves combo donated= 1 free admission.

McNesby noted  “This year we urgently need all sizes, not just infant and toddler. Hats and gloves are in need also. As in years past collection boxes are placed in various Police districts and at FOP Headquarters”.

For further info contact Lodge 5 Auxiliary President Kathe Rowan, 215-582-2049.

  Teamsters Battle Back At Yuengling Brewery

Don’t buy or drink Yuengling beer. Dick Yuengling threw the Teamsters out of his Pottsville brewery and now is pushing for a right-to-work-for-less bill in Harrisburg.Organized labor responded with a large rally in Pottsville. They marched to the courthouse and remembered the 10 Molly Maguires who were convicted and hanged for standing up for their rights in 1870. Six of them were hanged at the jail behind the courthouse. Several hundred union members marched and rallied with signs saying, “Stop Dick.”Yuengling threatened that if the union didn’t leave he would move his brewery to Mexico.



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